Oftentimes I see comments that go along the lines of "+1, really good answer/question!", "I agree, we should do that this way", or "This helped a lot, thanks!". These comments are encouraging and rewarding to see, but (1) upvotes already provide support/approval from the community and (2) as stated multiple times, including in both in the FAQ and the About section, that Ask Ubuntu is for Q&A, not discussion. Additionally, I often see "@user, I updated my post." Should I flag these comments for the sake of keeping Ask Ubuntu cleaner and tidier, or is this not necessary?


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Flag for deletions, if they add no value.

Should users be able to flag comments as obsolete that they have previously upvoted?

Why don't "useful comment" results give reputation?

Does receiving no reputation for good comments pollute the Answer?

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    Please define "value".
    – fouric
    Mar 21, 2013 at 4:28
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    Examples include: adds something useful to the conversation, primarily information regarding the answer. "+1, good post" has no value, that's what up votes are for. "-1, here's why" is ok, because they add value. "This helped a lot, thanks!" does not, because that's what upvotes are for.
    – jrg
    Mar 21, 2013 at 10:31
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    ^ no value in this comment :)
    – hingev
    Mar 23, 2013 at 13:09

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